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How much room for a name on a 13' transom?
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posted 06-05-2002 05:18 PM ET (US)
Just got my Whaler delivered to Martha's Vineyard and am getting excited to use it 1st week of July. I need to remove some old lettering. I have heard that an ASTRO will work wonders....
My question is how wide is the port side of the transom where I intend to affix the name. Effectively, I need someone with a 1980's era 13'to measure for me the area from the port corner to the towing eye about 1/3 of the way to the right.
Additionally, the boat has bottom paint on it and I am curious if someone can estimate from the attached photos how tall the name and home port can be. It appears the bottom paint comes up 3" above the chine.
I really appreciate the assistance, living in Denver and having the boat on MV. Thanks in advance.
posted 06-05-2002 06:37 PM ET (US)
Not much room for a name on 13's...I put mine "RALA" on both port and starboard sides.
I think it looks good and gave me more options...saw it here early on...
posted 06-06-2002 11:25 AM ET (US)
Whalers very often have the name on the sides, because there is so little room on the transom. You might be OK with transom lettering if your boat is called something like "Bo."
Try fitting "Severance" in 24 inches or so... didn't work for me.
posted 06-06-2002 11:56 AM ET (US)
"Blinky" fits on mine.....3" tall (probably a bit big, might have it recut to be 2.5")
I also removed the fruity "130 Sport" off of the console and put a graphic there of the 3-eyed fish from the Simpsons that I had my graphics guy do.
posted 06-06-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)
I just did my 1980 13ft this week and put the lettering (Madd-Ness)on the starboard side under the tow ring between the engine and the side of the boat. I had to do it there because I had the lettering cut a bit too high, too many letters and cursive lettering. It looks fine but smaller 2 3/4" max high would be better.
posted 06-06-2002 02:06 PM ET (US)
depends.....saw where a guy wrote the 10 commandments on a grain of rice. No kidding!
posted 06-08-2002 06:07 PM ET (US)
No one with a 13' Whaler and a tape measure? Although I got some good responses, I really need accurate measurements of the space from the side of the hull to the ski eye. I have assumed that my boat name and home port will fit into a rectangle 18" by 7.5" high. Just need someone to confirm that this is correct?
posted 06-09-2002 07:26 PM ET (US)
Just measured my 1980 13' Sport. It measured 16" from the tow eye to the corner of the transom on the port side. My boat has a tape stripe on the transom that is approx. where your bottom paint stops. It measures 11" to the top of the transom so you should not have any problems with a 7.5" high rectangle.
posted 06-10-2002 11:59 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the assistance. I will need to reduce the size on my first draft of the lettering. Only 16" between the eye and the corner of the transom? I had figured that the engine well would take slightly more than a third of the 65" beam, so I started with a guess of 18". Thanks for straightening me out!
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